I listened to this while driving from southern Mississippi back to Illinois yesterday and it was just what I needed to pass the miles away. So far David Baldacci hasn‘t let me down, and I‘m going to have to check out more of this Amos Decker series.
A bit disappointed in how on the nose Baldacci is trying to tackle trendy themes to be current. Trans/Intersexuality, school schootings, police injustice, toxic masculinity and lad culture, subculture darknet, the mental spectrum... combined with his usual „superhuman with (only) one flaw“ hero and bossy female sidekick it comes out a bit boring.
DONE with the #24b42019 #readathon though i was easy on myself, listening to a lot of #audiobook (s) while going about the last sunday of the year. Final tally:
📚finished Coelhos VALKYRIES for #12Littens12Books
📚 finished FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
📼 finished VOX
📼 finished THE CLOCKS
🎼 half way through MEMORY MAN
📖 early chapters of NEVER LET ME GO
Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.
The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything.
This book came highly recommended, but it was not what I expected. I did like the character Amos Decker, the “Memory Man”, who because of a football injury does not forget anything. It was the overabundance of horrific events that took place in this story that did not sit well with me. I expect a few in a crime mystery, but this crossed the line for my taste.
Just finished a new trail walk while audio reading! #getoutdoors
This past weekend a friend of my husband‘s recommended this book. I know this author is very prolific, so I thought I would give it a try! #friendsrecommends
I like Amos Decker. He never forgets anything, at all, ever. He doesn‘t pick up on normal social cues and is guilt-ridden over the murders of his wife and daughter, which he found. The details and twists are great, if sometimes really convenient. And SO much page space is given to Decker‘s body size. So my first Baldacci didn‘t reach Karin Slaughter or Michael Connelly status, but that‘s okay. Still continuing with the series! Super entertaining.
I just started this one and got hooked super early in. Like in the first few chapters. Remembering EVERYTHING? Yikes.
Since it‘s time to cook for the evening, I downloaded the audiobook from my library 🙌🏻🎧 Truth be told, I‘m not 100% sure about the audio yet but I am really liking the story! (there is background music and a conversational style of multi-narrator recording vs different narrators for each POV)
“Grand master of memory? What did she have to do?” “Three tasks. The first was to memorize 1000 random numbers in an hour next, she had to memorize the order of 10 decks of cards in an hour and lastly, memorize the order of one deck of cards in under two minutes.” #memory #may #readingresolutions @Jess7
Former cop Amos Decker has perfect recall due to a head injury; however, he has no idea who killed his wife and daughter. After a massacre at a high school, Decker learns the cases are connected. And he comes to realize that this a personal vendetta against him. It‘s a terrific read with plenty of plot twists and suspense. It‘s a tad on the gory side, if you are willing to suspend your disbelief, you might want to consider checking this one out.
Amos Decker is the Memory Man, due to a sporting injury he has now got a remarkable memory and can remember everything. All well and good you think, but there's are certain #memories you don't want to remember like walking in on the murder scene for his wife and daughter. This book introduces a fabulous new character as we get to know him in this and the other books in the series. Recommended! #NoteworthyNovember
I think today for #MelodiousMusicals #memories I will go with Amos Decker, the Memory Man! Have read the first two books in the trilogy and really enjoyed them, especially book 2 The Last Mile. I now need to get hold of the third book in the trilogy, The Fix. I say Trilogy but pleased to say there look as though there will be more books in the series! #audiobooks
#Cats truly has to be one of the standout musicals of the late 20th Century!
Starting my #Litsyparyofone off right today!! It's 5:30am I have taken my morning meds and the cats have eaten, and I should be exercising but I am going to start this novel. I missed out on last night's festivities cuz I had a whiney friend on the phone then I was just exhausted 💤💤I bought $15 worth of Easter candy yesterday and I will post it throughout the day ( including green apple edible grass that just melts in your mouth!) 👍👍😋😋📚
A good detective mystery is always a guilty pleasure of mine and this book was no different. Really enjoyed the characters and I think Amos is unique enough to make this a successful story. The ending felt a bit rushed but otherwise I enjoyed it. My first Baldacci, think I may pick up the second in the series. If you enjoy a good mystery, give it shot!
This is my first David Baldacci book. The minute I started listening I was hooked. When I had no choice but to stop - because everyone has to sleep, I couldn't stop thinking about what was happening in the story and why. It was a gripping story and Amos Decker is such an interesting character. I'm looking forward to starting the next book in the series.